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Greenspan gets a last word in

Jan 26, 2006
On Tuesday, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is out, after more than 18 years of service. In the meantime, he's weighing in on a big issue in financial circles: Whether corporations should be able to own banks. And his stance on the issue is not good news for the World's largest retailer. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Greenspan's legacy

Jan 25, 2006
Alan Greenspan steps down next week after more than 18 years running the Federal Reserve. It's been quite a run. Depending on who you ask, he either gets credit or blame for today's economy. Commentator Robert Reich suggests it's a little bit of both.
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Economic worries

Jan 25, 2006
A new survey out by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press indicates that over 60% of Americans have misgivings about the future of the economy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: It's the Economy, Stupid

Jan 21, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, Chris debunks conventional economic wisdom. Lower unemployment and higher wages isn't a recipe for inflation. A better economy is cooking up.
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The reliability of computerized exchanges

Jan 20, 2006
While the NASDAQ and the Japanese stock market attempt to sort out the computer glitches that have disrupted trading recently, some market watchers are starting to question the headlong rush to computerized trading. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The IMF as currency police

Jan 19, 2006
US Treasury officials are preparing to unveil plans to increase the role of the International Monetary Fund in monitoring currencies. This comes in response to China's reluctance to increase the value of the yuan. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
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The Vietnamese community in Biloxi rebuilds

Jan 19, 2006
The Vietnamese community in Katrina-ravaged Biloxi, Mississippi, draws on lessons from its past to get back on its feet. Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks reports.
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Ben Franklin's legacy

Jan 17, 2006
Business historian John Steele Gordon looks at the legacy of Benjamin Franklin on this, the 300th anniversary of his birth.
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A golden spike

Jan 17, 2006
The price of gold hit a 25-year high, and platinum hit its highest price ever, on Monday. Amy Scott tells us why.
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Capitol preview

Jan 17, 2006
The Senate reconvenes this week after a long holiday recess. John Dimsdale takes a look at what's on the economic agenda for the upper house.
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